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San Francisco (1955 Cinemascope film)

Cinemascope homage to the city of San Francisco made by amateur filmmaker and inventor Tullio Pellegrini.

Run time 21 minutes 28 seconds
Producer Tullio Pellegrini
Audio/Visual sound, color


Reviewer: Jmacc - - June 15, 2013
Subject: Slice of time
Reviewer: Iannikag - - March 25, 2013
Subject: I left my heart in San Francisco
I was raised in North Beach and can't understand that I have left The City.

Love this fantastic video - I just feel my childhood memeories return. Down on Market Street going to the Emporium for a coke float in the basement floor.. going to Playland at the Beach and laughing at the fat lady...going to Golden Gate Park to listen to music and getting stoned...

Reviewer: Robert B. Livingston - - June 27, 2012
Subject: Good film
I was amazed at how little has changed: San Francisco is still a beautiful city. I hope its best days are yet to come!
Reviewer: Spuzz - - May 26, 2012
Subject: Wee!
Fun and Unique romp through San Francisco. I really did like the touristy angle with the drive and stop technique. Feels like you're really with him going to one attraction to another.Loved the shots of old school San Fan as well. Very fun to watch. Highly Reccomended!
Reviewer: Searchlight - - March 25, 2012
Subject: A city alive
This shows San Francisco when it had vitality and life.Notice how fit and well-dressed,and civilized everyone seems.No homeless drug-addicts pissing in the streets and living on porches. These people in the 40s and 50s built one of the greatest cities in the world and the leeches are now living off their accomplishments.
Reviewer: trbarton - - January 10, 2012
Subject: Rare Footage
I have lived in in San Francisco since 1967 and I enjoyed seeing what it looked like in the 50ies. Anbody know how to burn a DVD so I can go and share it with other people?
Reviewer: glendat - - January 8, 2012
Subject: I cried as I saw my childhood home
I could not stop crying as I watched the video. In 1959 my family moved from Texas to San Francisco. When my dad use to drive the city bus and my mom use to take us to all those places in the video. She especially loves the flowers in Golden Gate park. She never neglected to take us to the beach and Play Land. I have written a book about growing up in San Franciso. I was afraid that as I told about these places no one would ever be able to see the places of which I speak, for many of them do not exist anymore.

I loved living in The City. I will always hold fond memories of growing in San Francisco.

Thank you Tullio Pellgrini!
Reviewer: ERD. - - January 3, 2012
Subject: VIntage San Francisco travelogue film
Made about 1955, this travelogue shows San Francisco's different tourist sites. Curious and fun to watch.
Reviewer: TravisGood - - January 2, 2012
Subject: Marvelous time capsule tour of San Francisco
It's particularly fun to watch if you know San Francisco and can compare the SF of today with the SF of over 50 years ago. So many things have changed but I was impressed by how many significant things remain the same but within significant context changes: old cars, old fashion, old brands. This is a San Francisco of less than 800,000 people when ports had traffic, when amusement parks were active, when the world was slower and less complicated. Especially if you know SF, you'll enjoy this look back through time at a city you probably love.
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on 12/25/2011